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Download Doc ¸ The TellTail Heart 124 pages ✓ The untold story behind Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell Tale Heart Philadelphia 1842 Poe's cat Cattarina becomes embroiled in a killer's affairs when she finds a clue to the crime a glass eye But it's only when her beloved Eddy takes an interest that she decides to hunt down the madman Her dAte Penitentiary to Rittenhouse Suare where she runs into a gang of feral cats intent on stopping her As the mystery pulls Cattarina deeper into trouble even Eddy becomes the target of suspicion Yet she cannot give up the chase Both her reputation as a huntress and her friend's happiness are at stake For if she succeeds in catching the G A Cat of LettersThere are no coincidences only cats with impeccable timingPhiladelphia 1842 A series of most unusual and gruesome murders has left the city on edge In a fortnight the bodies of two women have been discovered each with their throats slashed and their expensive prosthetic glass eyes stolen right out of their sockets Speculation runs the gamut could The Glass Eye Killer be building an automaton one stolen body part at a time? Maybe he's making a patchwork doll? Or perhaps it's something about these fake eyes both pale blue that triggers the madman to kill? Either way with little to go on it appears that the local police won't soon unmask the killer or his depraved motives Little Cattarina Catters to her Eddie is thrust into the middle of this human mystery when she stumbles upon a wayward glass eye while prowling the floors of Shakey House a local pub Much to her surprise and delight the pilfered eye drags Eddie as in Edgar Allen Poe out of his funk The Glass Eye Killer inspires him to begin a new story which will eventually be known as The Tell Tale HeartIt is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain I loved the old man He had never wronged me He had never given me insult For his gold I had no desire I think it was his eye Yes it was this He had the eye of a bird a vulture a pale blue eye with a film over it Whenever it fell on me my blood ran cold; and so very slowly I made up my mind to take the life of the old man and free myself of the eye foreverAs the mystery begins to eat away at Eddie and draws the attention of the constables who briefly focus their suspicions on him Cattarina sets out to catch the killer thus clearing Eddie proving her worth as a hunter and saving all of Philadelphia Such a big burden for a feline to shoulder Luckily Cattarina is up to the task She may be a kept cat but Catters hasn't lost her street smarts The Tell Tail Heart A Cat Cozy is charming well written and edited I've become accustomed to spelling and grammatical errors in ebooks but there are few to be found here and an all around fun read Normally I go for darker fare dystopias dominate my fiction shelves but I uite enjoyed the change of pace Probably I won't make a habit of cozy mysteries but between the unusual perspective Cattarina is the narrator and the Poe connection this one really sucked me in The murder mystery is engaging enough but it takes a backseat the Cattarina's uniue voice which is both believable and easily relatable For example when Catters frets about her inability to communicate with Eddie verbally using human language particularly when it comes to wife Virginia's declining health her frustration is palpable The feline politics particularly the feral cats' prejudice against kept cats is highly entertaining as well It's not like that Eddie and I have an evolved symbiotic relationship that transcends Cattarina protests at one pointThe historical fiction if it could loosely be called that aspect is eually intriguing Initially it's a little weird to hear THE Edgar Allen Poe referred to in the familiar Eddie As The Glass Eye Killer case unfolds it influences the development of Poe's latest story in unexpected and uite grotesue ways Recall that the story begins with a pale blue eye but ends with a tell tale heart beating beneath the floorboards Shaughnessy offers a glimpse into Eddie's home life with his beloved Sissy and her mother Muddy As with his writing Sissy's health ebbs and flows; Catters worries about her almost as she does Eddie's happiness The real Virginia Poe contracted tuberculosis in January 1842 not long before the events in The Tell Tail Heart and died five years later at the age of 24 Knowing this the already likeable Sissy becomes a much sympathetic and tragic character If as the title suggests this is indeed the first book in a series it will be interesting and not a little sad to see how events in the Poe household develop Buy it for fans of cozy mysteries; cats; cozy cat mysteries; and Edgar Allen Poe

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The untold story behind Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell Tale Heart Philadelphia 1842 Poe's cat Cattarina becomes embroiled in a killer's affairs when she finds a clue to the crime a glass eye But it's only when her beloved Eddy takes an interest that she decides to hunt down the madman Her dangerous expedition takes her from creepy Eastern St uick Paw is a young cat living on the streets of Philadelphia in 1842 She is rescued by a kind young man he calls her Cattarina she lovingly calls him Eddy everyone else calls him Edgar Allan PoeThere have been two unsettling murders recently in which the only items taken from the victims was a glass eye When Cattarina brings home a 'toy' from a local tavern 'Eddy' realizes that it's one of the the glass eyes and becomes involved in solving the crimes He also begins a new story based on the events of the murders including the dismemberment and burial of the person behind the murders whose loudly beating heart can still be heard by the actual murderer and drives him crazy Poe wisely takes his wife's advice and changes the name of the story from 'The Tell Tale Eye' to 'The Tell Tale Heart'Poe's original story is included at the end of the bookThe Tell Tail Heart is narrated by Cattarina which is not distracting at all she's a major a character as much as anyone else is It's a well written story with interesting details of the time and the area in Philadelphia in which the story takes place The author melds fact and fiction well for an interesting and believable storyThere are two other Cattarina books based on Poe stories that I look forward to reading

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The Tell Tail Heart Cattarina Mysteries #1 Lass Eye Killer the missing pieces of Eddy's unfinished story will fall into place and the Poe household will once again experience peace Full of Victorian witticisms and rich detail this cozy mystery is a fictional account of Edgar Allan Poe's real life animal companion Fans of historical and animal mysteries are sure to like this serie It was the beating of his hideouscat Wait no that's not rightThe Tell Tail Heart narrated from the point of view of Cattarina Edgar Allen Poe's cat takes some liberties with Poe's life It also takes some liberties with how a cat would normally behave and its intelligence levels but never ventured too far with this Cats can communicate with each other like they do in real life but they cannot read newspapers or comprehend a lot of vocabulary There's no breaking the suspension of disbelief thereCattarina is a very likable main cat racter The reader understands her motivations being primarily selfish as she is after all a cat Nonetheless her behavior as well as the cats around her was plausible for the most part If she seemed a little too intelligent and in sync with Poe well the reader is invited to play alongThis was a uick read through as it is very short Shaughnessy has a knack for wit and colorful descriptions that enable the reader to picture the scene While I'm uncertain of the wisdom in calling Edgar Allen Poe Eddie everything else fit together nicelyI look forward to the next book or novella as the case may be in the series Note I received a free copy of this ebook from LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review